Bellingham The Maverick Chenin Blanc 2004

Colour: Brilliant pale gold with hints of green.
Nose: Alluringly perfumed with layers of tropical fruit, peaches and cream and intriguing hints of vanilla and spice.
Palate: Big, bold and fully rounded with flavours of melon, apricot and subtle spice seamlessly integrated with creamy vanilla oak nuances and a long complex finish.
Overall: A dry, lightly-wooded, lavish and full-bodied wine with a well-rounded mouthfeel that blossoms on the palate.

Enjoy with salmon, gamefish, ostrich Carpaccio, vegetarian ragout, creamy chicken and pasta dishes, or even venison with dried apricots.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Graham Weerts
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.02 % vol  rs : 5.4 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.39 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  

International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Best in Class
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Michelangelo Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Diamond
Veritas Award 2005 - Double Gold
in the vineyard : The grapes were hand-picked from exceptional pocket of old, low-yielding Chenin Blanc bushvines, growing at high altitude, in the Stellenbosch Region. Cool open canopies for penetration of sunlight.

about the harvest: Grapes harvested at 29ยบ Balling.

in the cellar : Partial whole bunch pressing; single lot fermentation with 50% in new oak barrels with D47 yeast for seven weeks; left on full lees for a further four months.

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